Crime Alert
Monday, February 8, 2016

During the dates of February 3through February 4, 2016, The University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) received three reports of stolen motor vehicles (scooters).  Based on the timeframe and similar vehicle type, we want to make the university community aware of the crime.

Two of the motor scooters were stolen from the vicinity of the 6th St garage, 1201 East 6th St. The third scooter was stolen from a parking lot located near the Main Library, 1510 East University.

The University of Arizona Police Department encourages the use of good safety practices at all times.  UAPD needs your help in making our community safer.  Listed below are safety tips you should keep in mind, and remember “If You See Something, Say Something” and report suspicious activity to 9-1-1 or call UAPD at 520-621-8273.  You can also report tips to the UAPD tips number, 621-TIPS (8477).   

Sign up for UA Alert!UA Alert is a service that allows registered users – including University of Arizona students, faculty and staff – to receive emergency alerts on their cell phones or other mobile devices during a campus emergency.  Here is the link to sign up: http://cert.arizona.edu/ualert/signup.   

Download the LiveSafe app onto your smartphone. LiveSafe is a free mobile safety technology that links the University of Arizona community with University Police. Use LiveSafe to keep safety at your fingerprints.  The app can be downloaded for both Apple and Android products.  The App gives you the ability to share information directly with UAPD, access to emergency information, and digitally walk friends home with SafeWalk.      

You can always follow @UofAZPolice on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UofAZPolice  and Facebook at www.facebook.com/UofAZpolice. Our web page: uapd.arizona.edu

Vehicle Theft Prevention

1.    Report suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1. Remember, “If You See Something, Say Something”
  
2.    Even if you will only be away for a minute, do not leave your vehicle unlocked and unattended at any time.  It only takes seconds for a crime to occur.

3.    Do not sit in your vehicle for extended periods of time performing tasks such as talking on the phone.  Once you get into your vehicle, lock the doors and leave the area immediately.

4.    Park in a populated, well-lighted area.  Do not park in isolated, dark places.  Not only will this deter criminals who might be interested in breaking into or stealing your vehicle, it is also a sound personal safety tactic.

5.    Do not leave valuable items inside your vehicle.  If you must leave these items in your vehicle, secure them out of sight under the seats or in the trunk.

6.    If your vehicle is registered in Arizona, consider registering it in the Arizona Watch Your Car Program.  To obtain more information about this  program visit their website at: www.azwatchyourcar.com

7.    Obtain a steering wheel or bike lock and use it habitually to make your mode of transportation a less attractive target to thieves.  Steering wheel and bicycle locks can be obtained at UAPD, located at 1852 E. First St. Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  They are also available at Parking and Transportation Services, located at 1117 E. 6th Street, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Bike locks are $15.00 and Steering wheel locks cost $12.00.

8.    Consider making an appointment with the UAPD Crime Prevention Unit to have your vehicle identification number etched at no cost.  For more information on VIN etching, contact the UAPD Crime Prevention Unit at 520-621-4219.

9.    Lock your doors and windows.

10.  Record serial numbers and take photos of your personal belongings.


Brian A. Seastone
Chief of Police

Officer George Eppley #1005
Public Information Officer
The University of Arizona Police Department
1852 E 1st Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721
520-621-4219

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